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Unformatted text preview: -modern definition of liberty: p.2, people are only subject to laws, never subject to others arbitrary will, people have certain inalienable rights, people have some ability to influence the government-ancient: private action is subject to surveillance, no importance placed on individual independence, individual was sovereign in public affairs but slave in private life, no individual liberties-Athens came closest to modern liberty (b/c of slaves, commerce: couldnt have functioned w/o heavy focus on these)-development of technology, society, etc gives us more happiness but we have less awareness of our political impact-better life than the ancients have, fair trade-we dont have the same love for political philosophy as the ancients did...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course POLISCI 374 taught by Professor Mcfall during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08
- Civil Liberties